London Marathon Countdown Clock

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Wondering just how much time until the start of the 2020 London Marathon?

... well wonder no more - the count down timer above shows you exactly how much (or how little) time you have left to get in your training.

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Will YOU be Ready?
  • The 2020 London Marathon date is Sunday 26th April
  • The 2020 London Marathon mass start time is 9:30am (Greenwich Mean Time)
  • There are 3 separate start points located in the Blackheath area

The Virgin Money London Marathon

I've included some additional information about this iconic race below to give you a feel for what to expect on race day...

Download a printable marathon day checklist

Want to make sure you arrive at the start line well prepared - with everything you'll need for a less stressful race experience? My handy checklist can help with that...

40th Anniversary - this year

That's right - the London Marathon has been a regular fixture in the Spring marathon calendar for 4 decades now. 

    Other race start times

    Whilst the Elite Men's race and the mass start is at 9:30, there are several other races on the same day as follows:

  • 08:40 – Elite Wheelchair Races
  • 08:45 – World Para Athletics Marathon Championships Ambulant Athletes
  • 08:55 – The Elite Women's Race
  • There is also a 3 mile 'mini-marathon' children's (11 to 17 years of age) race that starts at 08:30 

Course Maps

The London Marathon course takes in some of London's famous landmarks. So, running the race or indeed spectating can be a great opportunity to get in some sight seeing.

I've included the official course map of the entire race below, as well as the more detailed/larger scale maps of the Start and Finish.

Below those you can watch a timelapse video of the entire London Marathon course too.
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Virgin-Money-London-Marathon-Finish-Map

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  • Are you confused about how to best train to for your next marathon?
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About the Author Coach D

Hi, I'm Dave. I'm a UK Athletics qualified and licensed Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF) and Endurance Event Group Coach. I coach groups and individuals of all abilities both online and in person.I particularly enjoy coaching beginner and improver runners in the 40+ age range.I'm also a regular recreational runner and I've been competing in races from 5k to marathon distance for over 30 years.

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